Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Reichental

Dr. Jonathan Reichental is a multiple-award-winning technology and business leader whose career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He’s been a senior software engineering manager, a director of technology innovation, and has served as chief information officer at both O’Reilly Media and the City of Palo Alto, California. Reichental is currently the founder of advisory, investment, and education firm, Human Future, and also creates online education for LinkedIn Learning. He has written three books on the future of cities: Smart Cities for Dummies, Exploring Smart Cities Activity Book for Kids, and Exploring Cities Bedtime Rhymes.

Cosponsored by the EPA and ICMA, Brownfields 2022 will be taking place:

August 16-19, 2022 in Oklahoma City, OK

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If you were awarded an EPA brownfields grant this year and do not have access to the funding yet, consult with your EPA Project Officer about options for attending Brownfields 2022. This event is the best resource for learning how to manage the award and using it to realize your goals.

Free EPA Webinar: Nonprofit Know-How

Join EPA for a webinar featuring nonprofits who have received EPA Brownfields Grants!

Share strategies that these nonprofits use to address brownfields as part of their larger community revitalization efforts, and build capacity amongst different types of nonprofits to tackle brownfield issues.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022  

1-2:30pm ET/10-11:30am PT

Registration required

Focus on nonprofits who transformed brownfields into neighborhood assets.


  • Barnaby Evans and Peter Mello, WaterFire Arts Center, RI 
  • Julie Pezzino, Children’s Museum & Theatre, ME 
  • Jim Becker, Richmond Community Foundation, CA

Also join EPA at the National Brownfields Training Conference for the Nonprofit Know-How: Seizing the Reins of Revitalization roundtable session on August 17!

Health and Safety Guidelines

Brownfields 2022 attendees should make sure to review the updated health and safety guidelines.

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Now Available: 

Brownfields Job Training Grant Funding

On June 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that approximately $12 million in funding for environmental job training grants is now available under the Fiscal Year 2023 Brownfields Job Training Program. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 25 grants nationwide at amounts up to $500,000 per award. Applications are due by August 2, 2022, via 

The Request for Applications notice is available at A copy of the FY23 Guidelines and other application resources are available at:

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2022 Environmental Justice Caucus

An important component of the National Brownfields Training Conference is the Environmental Justice Caucus. The Caucus is a locally driven event where people and organizations involved in Environmental Justice convene, share ideas, build relationships, and communicate directly with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The EJ Caucus is a pre-conference event. This year’s Environmental Justice Caucus for Brownfields 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is being held:

Monday, August 15, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30pm, Room 301 C/D

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Take Advantage of a Historic Investment

You have never seen resources like this before, and will likely never again. 

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) included an unprecedented $1.5 billion investment in EPA's Brownfields program over the next two years.

Assessment Grants - $600 million

Multipurpose Grants - $150 million

Cleanup Grants - $160 million

  • Proposals due November 2022
  • Projects awarded Summer 2023
  • No cost share requirement
  • Grant award amounts pending policy decisions

Revolving Loan Fund Grants - $150 million

  • Supplemental requests from existing grantees due March 2022
  • Funds awarded August 2022
  • No cost share requirement
  • Grant award amounts pending policy decisions

Job Training Grants - $30 million

  • Proposals due August 2022
  • Projects awarded November 2022

Technical Assistance - $110 million

  • Projects awarded on a rolling basis
  • First round of Targeted Brownfields Assessment funds awarded April 2022

Cooperative Agreements - $300 million

  • State and Tribal Response Programs
  • FY22 requests due May 2022
  • Funds awarded November 2022

*Funding amounts and deadlines are tentative and subject to change.

Brownfield 2022 is the premier event to learn how you can access these grants and maximize your economic, environmental, and social performance. This funding will transform communities into sustainable and environmentally just places, enhance climate resiliency, and more.

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Important Notes:

Registration and Housing

Registration and housing for Brownfields 2022 are now open. If you already registered for Brownfields 2021, your registration has been transferred to Brownfields 2022. If you have questions about your registration and housing, please reach out here.

You can also register for Brownfields 2022 by check, purchase order, or invoice. Click here for more information on how to register.


Speakers can find resources and information directly on our website. Click here for Brownfields 2022 speaker resources.


Exhibit hall booths at Brownfields 2022 are available now, but going fast! Each booth comes with 3 complimentary registrations.


There are several opportunities for you to and engage the brownfields community. Let us know if you are interested in a listed sponsorship opportunity, or have a new idea altogether!

Spread the Word

Help us spread the word about Brownfields 2022! You can find shareable newsletter links and graphics on our website.


Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB)

FREE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE! The Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB) program provides free assistance to communities throughout the United States. Contact your local TAB provider to learn about how they can help you turn your brownfields into critical assets. Click here to find your provider. ICMA is the TAB provider for EPA Region 4.  

Brownfields 2022 features dedicated TAB Open House hours.

We look forward to seeing you in OKC!

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